YORKSHIRE COUNTRYWOMEN’S ASSOCIATION: The April meeting of the Hawksworth branch of the YCA was quite well-attended on Monday evening. The chairman, Sheila Inglesent, introduced Mr P Clarke from Ilkley who formerly lived in Kingston upon Thames. Mr Clarke with the aid of pictorial slides gave a very interesting talk on how the historic market town of Kingston is very similar to the local market town of Otley. He was able to show how the history, some buildings, layout and other features are very similar. A vote of thanks was given by Linda Summers. On display at the meeting were several items that the branch and individual members had entered at the recent YCA homecraft competition at Wetherby. Hawksworth member Carol Potter had won first prize for her embroidered cushion. The refreshment hostesses were Audrey Thompson and Margaret Slater. The walking group meet for the first time this year on the afternoon of April 28 when they will have a walk around the Cookridge/Horsforth area. The next monthly meeting is on Monday, May 12, when funny and unusual police tales will be told by Mr Ben Richardson.